Dear grandchildren, this is Live Aid, which celebrates its twenty-five year anniversary today. And this was Bossy in 1985 when the Live Aid concert packed stadiums on both sides of the Atlantic and was broadcast in every nation of the world — but Bossy watched it on her parent’s black and white television set in a beach house in Avalon New Jersey:
The Live Aid summer concert was organized by Bob Geldof on the heels of his multi-artist charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas. Live Aid was meant to offer financial relief to blah blah hunger Bossy forgets. What Bossy doesn’t forget is that Bossy’s close and personal friends The Hooters opened the show at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia:
There were also lesser-known musical artists performing that day. Such as these guys:
And this lady:
And these blokes:
And sometimes many of these unknowns would cluster onstage at the same time:
And it was really touching the way a few people hung out until the very end to see every act:
Bossy can describe her memory of the Live Aid concert in this way: Honestly, council, to have the day back minus big hair.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. Can you tell Bossy in exactly ten words what you remember about the Live Aid time period in music or otherwise? And to you young people: isn’t it your bedtime or something?
And be sure to check back later today for the best memories on the web.